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Former radio host DJ Reggie Reg dies at 50

Posted: 10:08 AM, Feb 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-09 13:55:21Z
Former radio host DJ Reggie Reg dies at 50
Former radio host DJ Reggie Reg dies at 50
Former radio host DJ Reggie Reg dies at 50
Former radio host DJ Reggie Reg dies at 50
Former radio host DJ Reggie Reg dies at 50

Dozens of people came out Monday night in Woodlawn to celebrate.  It certainly seemed like a party, and that's just the way Reginald "Reggie Reg" Calhoun would have wanted it.

"We out here celebrating the life and talents of an icon, Reggie Reg, everyone know him, Mr. Oh baby himself, it ain't a party until Reggie Reg gets the party started, we love you Reg," 92Q Personality Little Black said.

The vigil was hosted by Radio One .  DJ Reggie Reg joined the staff of 92Q Radio in the 90s and was on the air for a decade.  He was known in the club circles as "Reggie Reg the Godfather" and was very well known in the city.

"I met Reggie back in the 90s just coming out as a DJ," said David Martin “DJ Davey D”.  "Nice guy, welcomed me into the group of the DJ world, he's definitely a legend, great guy to know."

We don't have many details, but we do know Reggie Reg passed away Saturday from congestive heart failure.

On Twitter, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake said she was saddened to hear of Reggie Reg's passing, posting “He was one of the best DJ's of my generation, with a personality bigger than life. He will definitely be missed. Rest in peace Reg."

Former Mayor Sheila Dixon posted on Facebook "Reggie was a pioneer in Baltimore radio and paved the way for many who came behind him."

Once the sun went down, the party turned prayerful.  Candles were lit as folks remembered the man who loved music.

"I appreciate the love that everybody has given, it's overwhelming,” Jazzy Calhoun, Reggie Reg’s daughter said.  "O can see how much my dad has touched so many lives."

A viewing for Reggie Reg will be held this Thursday at Wylie Funeral Home in Randallstown from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  His funeral is set for Friday at the Empowerment Temple at 11 a.m.

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